Mentol | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

very good
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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This super hoppy and super malty brown IPA was brewed with our friend James from Brodie’s Fabulous Ales in the “fashionable” East End of London.

75 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 08-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice transparent brown color, the head was an off white color with a good retention and a decent amount of lacing. The smell of the beer is hoppy with some roasted malt aromas in there too, some light hints of chocolate or coffee. The taste of the beer is sweet in the beginning and switches over to roasted while finishing off with a big bitterness. The mouthfeel was clean and crisp, it was lighter bodied and very drinkable. Overall it's a good brew, I was happy I got to try it.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Three Floyds Brewpub. Served in a nonic half pint glass.

Dark caramel brown with a one finger light beige head. Toffee, hints of chocolate malt, and bread on the nose. Malty, toasty biscuity body, nutty caramel, and almond. Finishes dry with piney hop bite. Medium bodied, slick and smooth, perfectly carbonated. The sweet English malts and bitter American hops provide an interesting contrast and balance each other. An extremely interesting taste experinence.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown with a thin body. Slightly reflective and clear. Came out a small white head.

S - Sweet caramel malt and west coast hops giving it a strong pine and grapefruit nose. There is also a slight orange peel that reminds you it is a brown ale

T - Stormg west coast hops with grapefruit and pine. Orange peel and carmel malt balance it out. Slight smokiness in the finish. Pine lingers on in the finish to give it a bitter bite. Nice complexity to have the brown ale crossed with the hoppy presence

MF - Nice carbonation with a medium body leaves it feeling nice and smooth

O - Unique and complex hoppy, brown ale. Love how the elements of the brown ale play off the aggressive hop profile.

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4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-not as dark as I'd imagined, copper/light brown, slightly hazy

S-big hops, marmalade, oaky vanillaish, a little bit of roastiness

T-Ever so slightly roasted, nice hop flavor that matches the nose with marmalade and vanilla. Very balanced on the bitterness, no sharp or acrid notes.

M-A bit more body than a typical IPA type of beer, but it still finishes very dry.

O-Pretty solid offering overall, it was more like an IPA than anykind of american brown ale. I really enjoyed the big hop profile and the deviation from the super piney, citrus flavors.

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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at 3 Floyds. Served in a mini-pint glass.

A - White foam settles to a creamy cap and nice lacework. Transparent brown body.

S - Toasty brown malts, some buttered biscuit, a tad nutty, but with citrus and tropical hops, and a hint of pine.

T - Nicely roasty and bitter, with less overt brown sugar sweetness. Sugar cookie malts, a touch of biscuit. English malt character, but with American-style hopping.

M - Very dry and toasty texture - a touch gritty, with zesty carbonation. Medium bodied, with minimal alcohol presence.

D - I liked this quite a bit. Advertised as a Brown IPA this delivers exactly what you'd expect - nice English Brown Ale malts but with a West Coast hop bill.

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Mentol from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.17 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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